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This Day in Sports History — November 6

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on November 6:

1869 — Rutgers beat Princeton, 6-4, at New Brunswick, N.J., in the first college football game ever played. (More info.)

1929 — The Providence Steam Roller lost to the Chicago Cardinals, 16-0, in the first NFL night game. (More info.)

1991 — After the racially divisive policy of apartheid had kept the nation from the Olympics since 1960, South African officials announced they would send a racially integrated team of athletes to the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. (More info.)

1993 — Despite the intrusion of ‘Fan Man,’ a trespassing parachutist who glided into the ring in the seventh round, Evander Holyfield decisioned Riddick Bowe in 12 rounds at Las Vegas to win the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1995 — Cleveland Browns’ owner Art Modell announced that the team was moving to Baltimore. (More info.)

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